An unusual undulating facade has been retrofitted to a building in Bottrop, west central Germany, as part of a complete energy-efficiency overhaul by architectural practice Oliver Helmke in cooperation with Bayer Material Sciences and Innovation City Bottrop.
Architect Anna Vering Location Bottrop - Germany Company involved ThyssenkruppSteel Website http://www.thyssenkrupp-steel-europe.com
The new campus of the Arcus College in Heerlen, in the southeast Netherlands is a regional provider of vocational training for the Limburg province. It was designed, says architect IAA Architecten, “to meet the challenges of contemporary vocational education, anticipating future developments in this field and creating an optimised learning environment for a new generation of students”.
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Architect IAA Architecten Location Heerlen - The Netherlands Company involved ArcelorMittal & Jack Muller Website industry.arcelormittal.com
On a misty day in Rotterdam, the taller of the two towers that make up the Maas Tower development seems to disappear into the sky. Oddly, on a clear day, the effect is not entirely different. Although the light silvery colour of the tower stands out sharply against a blue sky, there is a fading away at the top that cannot just be put down to the diminution that comes with distance.
Architect Diederick Dam (Dam and Partners) Location Rotterdam - The Netherlands Company involved Euramax Coated Products & Hunter Douglas Website http://www.euramax.nl